Category Archives: Dyslexia Treatment

May 10, 2019 in dyslexia, Dyslexia Treatment

Sum-sum-summertime!

What’s on your family’s calendar for summer? A National Park vacation? Visit to grandma? Swimming lessons? What about maintaining or improving your child’s reading and …

Face-to-Face with Lexercise

Jen Parra, Lexercise therapist and founder/owner/executive director of Multisensory Reading Center, says she had a “run-of-the-mill childhood.” Born and raised in the Denver area, she …

Building a System for Literacy

In a recent post, we discussed the value of using systems to achieve goals. In our last post, we talked about the importance of using …

Systems vs. Goals: Is it time to toss out the resolutions?

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, many of us put the same things on our list year after year: lose weight, exercise more, travel, …

November 6, 2018 in dyslexia, Dyslexia Treatment

Simplifying the Simple View of Reading

For many parents, and even for some educators, the Simple View of Reading is not so simple. The Simple View of Reading is an academic …

Best Practices for Dyslexia Diagnosis and Treatment

  When parents notice that their child is having difficulty with reading, writing, speaking, or understanding language, they typically turn to the child’s teachers, other …

July 23, 2018 in dyslexia, Dyslexia Treatment

On Fonts, Fluency & Dyslexia

In our recent post on dysgraphia research, we discussed the importance of handwriting for children with dyslexia, listening comprehension disorder, and dysgraphia. In this post, …

Can we say “dyslexia”?

  Dyslexia?  “Oh no no. We don’t say that.”   In Part 4 of her Unlocking Dyslexia series on NPR’s All Things Considered,  Gabrielle Emanuel explored the …

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules For A Special Education Student

In a ground-breaking decision the Supreme Court last week ruled that school districts must give students with disabilities an opportunity to make “appropriately ambitious” academic progress. For …

Help for Struggling Learners: Styles versus Strategies

Children are often asked to complete various tests in schools that will help determine their “learning style”.  These tests categorize children as “visual” learners or  …

How To Get Information “In” – Elaboration Learning Technique

In the past two weeks we’ve discussed the benefits of two kinds of practice:  spaced-out practice and retrieval practice.   This week we are going …

How To Get Information “Out” – Retrieval Practice

Last week we talked about the importance of Spaced Out Practice.  This week we’ll discuss another technique that has shown to improve memory and learning: …